The Hudson Library & Historical Society’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Research will offer a free series of advanced MBA-related programs for the small-business community.

The four-part series will have one workshop Jan. 28 followed by three in February. The MBA-Lite: Renew Your Business program will feature presenters from area businesses and universities.

The Jan 28 session is Driving Change in Stable Organizations with Susan C. Hanlon, assistant dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Akron.

Financing for a Small Business will be offered Feb. 11, with PNC’s Business Banking Officer Jon Novak.

Value added IP: Why Intellectual Property Adds Value to Small Business is Feb. 13 with Howard Wernow and John Gugliotta, registered patent attorneys.

The final session on Feb. 25 is Entrepreneurial Marketing: How to Market the “New” with Denise Easterling, CPA, entrepreneur faculty adviser for Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation at Kent State University.

To earn a certificate, registrants must attend each session. The programs will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last 75 minutes.

Programs are free but require registration. To register, call 330-653-6658, ext. 1010, or register online at